Confessions first. I was bred and born in the north, very near the Mason-Dixon line. We grew up drinking water and Kool-aid in the summer and hot chocolate in the winter. This past year marked thirty years of marriage, which means I’ve now lived more years in the south than in the north. I do make Sweet Tea, even though it’s taken me a long time to overlook the amount of sugar in each … Read more
Strawberry season is here. That means summer is just around the corner. It’s time to make that strawberry pie! We picked up some freshly-picked strawberries last evening. The pie is ready to be served tonight. The recipe I use comes from Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, compiled by Esther H. Shank and published by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. You can use this recipe for any kind of fresh fruit pie. Strawberries, sugar, jello … Read more
Our house was dubbed Linger Longer by the folks who built the house in 1927. We’ve lived here for 21 years, and I’ve cooked a mess of meals in this kitchen! Families have their own recipe favorites, and so does mine. In this section, you’ll find recipes that are used most often in our kitchen at Linger Longer. These are the ones I turn to readily, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as well.